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Ken Wins - good news

I will be interested to read the judgement whereby the suspension of Ken Livingstone for a comment he made when slightly tired and emotional by the Standards Board/Adjudication Panel is quashed.

The APE and Standards Board have censored councillors for really silly reasons (such as baking a cake). I take the view that actually the courts should be used to enforce local government standards and all the silly cases should be thrown in the bin.

It is up to the voters to decide who represents them. Only when there are serious abuses should the courts get involved.

Comments

Tristan said…
Personally I think that Ken has done things which should be (if they aren't already) illegal, but this was not one of them.

I sincerely hope that us londoners can get rid of Ken. His use of taxpayer's money for self-agrandisement and for ideological causes is too much.
john said…
That's fair enough.
TonyF said…
Hmm, Self agrandisement?
An act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance.

So why haven't you kicked up about 17 grand being spent on the Whitbys office or the 40 grand for a spanking new jag for Whitby John?
After all, it's tax payers money and there was all those comments in the press from you about Albert bores £8,000 carpet!!

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